Here is a story on how not to be that photographer. I cringed at the email exchange, and I think any model or photographer will too.
A few days ago Nicole Vaunt, A.K.A Vauntastic – a freelance model – put out a travel call on Model Mayhem. This is a standard practice many models (and photographers) do when they travel so they can book shoots, or meet with persons that would otherwise be too far away. It’s a pretty standard call as you can see, detailing the relevant dates and locations, as well as some information about Nicole.
What Nicole got next is a long email (not via Model Mayhem’s system) explaining to Nicole why she is not a good fit, then trashing her some more, then suggesting an unpaid casual shoot and then suggesting a nude BDSM and Bondage shoot. The attitude threw me off at the beginning of the mail, and it just kinda escalated from there. Here is the email (sans names) as Nicole shares it.
Nicole, as you may have assumed, did not take the offer:
I kinda wish this would have ended here, but the photographer sent a follow up email.
Nicole went to facebook to share the story and got a threatening mail in response. While we don’t have a screen capture from the original post, here is a capture from the photographer’s rant-response on facebook. (click to see a larger image)
And the intimidating mail that followed.
I am not sure if any commentary is needed after reading the email, but let me leave you with this: you never want to be the person on the sending end of such mails, be respectful and nice. Models can make or break your shoot.
Nicole is posting updates to the story at her tumbler: theresnoplacelikeyourmouth – somehow I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this story…